Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
March 2014
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Sunday, 3 February 2013



This excellent and amusing account was sent to us via email by Tony Downend who is a wonderful scource of old local photographs that were taken by his father.
over to Tony.... 

"Some excellent pics of the above were posted some weeks ago by, I think by Mr Graham Sharp?

To add to this current interest here are a few  more taken again by my Pater  between 1951  & 53...as is in this case when I'm unsure I usually say 1952...but then I'm always open to correction!

Shown in these pics is the line running up to Sheffield and already, as can be seen, it has  been (recently) electrified which may well date all of the pics.   Pic 1: I recall on the rail track running right alongside the brick wall there of Daniel Adamson's their own  company steam engine, the brightly coloured (green?)  Little Enoch.

The final epic shows my Uncle Frank (Roe) who was the porter on Hyde Junction...and this was much to his little nephew's chagrin who by that time was a budding little train spotter and in the company of an older boy would start the journey to spot trains, don't tell Mother, on  London Road  Station,  Manchester from the not so convenient Hyde Central...my hiding  under carriage seats when when old push-and-pull pulled into Hyde Junction...the strapped pulling open the door by Uncle standing there my I seeing only his dark uniformed legs...an indelibly etched memory daring do..."







Uncle Frank, Porter.

Many Thanks, Tony - keep the photos coming !!
They are much appreciated ! :)


Susan Jaleel said...

Wonderful photos and memories. Thank you Tony.

John Taylor said...
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John Taylor said...

Nice ones Tony. Good memories of quieter times.